Transport and storage

The transport industry brings in an annual revenue of around 102 billion dollars and employs over half a million people. Ihe area that employs the most people is Road Freight Transport. Transport and Storage is a growing industry actively looking for trained and skilled employees.

This industry looks after the movement of people and goods by road, rail, air and water. It also includes the storage and warehousing of goods, and all the support activities needed to keep things moving. It’s mostly working for domestic private companies.

Rapid technology change is affecting the transport industry with automated trucks making trials and inroads into the business. This means the industry will soon need people with different skills.

Postal and courier services include the activities of Australia Post and its contractors, and others who pick up letters and parcels for delivery..

Typical jobs

  • delivery drivers

  • bus and coach drivers

  • transport and dispatch clerks

  • supply, distribution and procurement managers

  • logistics clerks

  • operations managers

  • fleet controller

  • mail officer

  • postal delivery

  • Indoor handler.

Would it suit me?

The industry could suit you if you:

  • Like physical work and manual labour

  • Are thorough and like to be efficient with time and resources

  • Like being outdoors and not in an office

  • Enjoy doing work that has a deadline

  • Are organised and have an eye for detail.

How do I get into the industry?

Some of the most popular courses in this industry include:

  • Certificate III in Driving Operations

  • Certificate III in Warehousing Operations

  • Certificate III in Maritime Operations (integrated Rating)

  • Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics

  • Certificate IV in Aviation (Aviation Supervision)


Speak to your school to find out more.


  • Skills


  • Transport and storage

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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